American Conference Institute's 7th National Forum on

ERISA Litigation

Expert strategies for leading in-house and outside counsel on litigating today's key issues involving benefit plans and fiduciaries

Monday, April 28 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The Omni Chicago Hotel on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

American Conference Institute’s 7th National Forum on


Expert strategies for leading in-house and outside counsel on litigating today’s key issues involving benefit plans, plan investments, and fiduciaries

April 28 – 29, 2014 | The Omni Chicago Hotel | Chicago, IL

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. In response, ACI is pleased to introduce the Chicago installment of the only ERISA Litigation conference that goes the extra mile and brings you the highest level judicial insights and maximum networking opportunities with in-house industry experts.

In addition to unparalleled networking opportunities, ACI’s 7th ERISA Litigation will provide attendees with the latest insights and expert advice from our exceptional faculty including on:

  • Equitable Remedies Under ERISA §502(a)(3), Cigna v. Amara and U.S. Airways v. McCutchen: The Ongoing Fallout From These Cases and Its Progeny and Their Impact on Surcharge, Reformation, Restitution Reimbursement and Subrogation, Equitable Relief, Tracing Rules
  • Class Actions With Regard to Excessive Fees, Stock Drop, Defined Benefit and Welfare Plan Class Claims: New and Emerging Cases and Theories; The Continuing Impact of Dukes and Progeny on Certification; New Settlement Considerations; Nuances on Rule 23 (A), (B) and (F); Subclasses and Bifurcation; Interlocutory Appeals; and More
  • ERISA Fiduciary Litigation: Minimizing Exposure to Fiduciary Liability Through Procedural Prudence and Documentation, New and Emerging Theories of Liability and Defenses, Arguments that Start Claim Accruals Early and Support 413(1)(a) Fiduciary Breach Claim Statute of Repose, the Application of Releases to Claims
  • Litigation Regarding Plan Investments: The Latest on Employer Stock - Fifth Third v. Dudenhoeffer and Beyond; New Theories of Liability; Defenses such as Standing, Statute of Limitations, and 404(c); Alternative Investments; Issues in De-Risking
  • Withdrawal Liability: What You Need to Know and How to Avoid and/or Challenge It
  • ESOP Litigation: Defending Against New and Emerging Claims and Assessing Recent Developments, With a Focus on DOL Investigations and Settlements
  • 401(k) Fee Cases: Current Litigation Trends, Evolving Defense Strategies, New DOL Disclosure Rules and Enforcement Initiatives, Impact of Tussey and Tibble, the Extension of the Arbitrary and Capricious Standard of Review, the Issue of Service Providers, and More
  • Affordable Care Act Issues: The Intersection Between ACA Retaliation and ERISA 510 Cases, Decisions Affecting Full/Part-Time, Workforce Re-Structuring and Alternative Workforces, and Beyond
  • Fiduciary Liability Insurance: Assessing Current Coverage and Future Needs and Strategic Litigation and Settlement Considerations
  • Benefit Claims Litigation: The Scope and Limitations of Discovery, Addressing Requests for Evidence Outside of the Record in ‘Conflict’ Situations, Judicial Review of Claims Decisions and the Battle Over Discretion, Attorney Fees Post-Hardt, the Enforceability of ERISA Plan Limitation of Actions Clauses, and More

This event will fill up quickly, so register now by calling 1-888-224-2480, faxing your registration form to 1-877-927-1563, or registering online.